Desert Hot Springs was known for “not having anything to do.” When I moved here in 2015 I couldn’t believe the limitations of adult entertainment. So, after reaching out to some of my printing clients, I was able to organize what I thought would be, a one time fundraiser…
Since March of 2015, we have had eight Comedy Night Fundraisers. They have been successful and the Desert Hot Springs Rotary Club has been able to raise over $10,000 to support their efforts in making Desert Hot Springs a better place to work and live. The Comedians are TOP NOTCH and come to us from Orange County, Los Angeles, Inland Empire and San Diego.
The Desert Hot Springs Rotary Club has used these funds to support the DHS Rotary Community Garden Project which works a lot with our youth and Desert Springs Middle School. We have used these funds to sponsor students to attend leadership camps. Most recently, we purchased 156 backpacks stuffed with school supplies and delivered them to our elementary schools in Desert Hot Springs to be distributed to children that showed up without a backpack during the first week of school. Our ninth show will be on September 16th, 2017, doors open at 7pm and show begins at 8pm. Admission is $10 per person and the show is for ADULTS ONLY! Raffle tickets and drinks are sold inside the venue. We will be raising money for the DHS Rotary book drive project. Our goal is to be able to raise enough money to give a book to every 2nd and 3rd grader that attends PSUSD schools in DHS, including Bubbling Wells.
Our efforts would not be successful without the full support of Miracle Springs Resort & Spa. They graciously donate the space for our Comedy Night Fundraiser and continuously donate gift certificates for our raffle. We have received raffle donations from more than 50 local businesses in the Coachella Valley. Fundraisers are a success when you receive buy in from your club members and your community. I am thankful that Miracle Springs took me up on my wild idea!
Our Desert Hot Springs Rotary Comedy Night Fundraisers have been a great way to reach out to the Desert Hot Springs Community and provide entertainment for our residents that wouldn’t normally attend community functions and fundraisers. This has allowed our community to become familiar with what Rotary can do and why we do it. I am thankful for the Comedy Night attendees that are faithful to the cause and our efforts. Thank you for supporting every Comedy Night Fundraiser. See you September 16th at Miracle Springs Resort & Spa.
– Breanna Sewell, DHS Rotary Comedy Night Fundraiser Chair